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Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store

techcrunch.com — Yo, the simplified messaging app backed by an optimistic $1.5 million in funding, has apparently had it with the clones. The company is now trying to get the parody app YOLO removed from the App Store by filing a complaint with Apple, claiming copyright and trademark infringement. Yo...YOLO?
Jul 31, 2014

Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store: ift.tt/XjJkGR

Jul 31, 2014

Yo’s founder says YOLOL is “a complete fake copy of our Yo app.” techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/yo-…

Jul 31, 2014

Any time you think Silicon Valley couldn't become more awful, they prove you wrong (fixed typo): techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/yo-…

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Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

techcrunch.com — What do you do if you're a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear-ductless eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error, do you brush yourself off, hide your broken leg, and learn to walk again?

Hatchery Launches A Marketplace For Artisanal Food Makers

techcrunch.com — Hatchery launched in October 2013 to bring artisanal ingredients to customers from all over the world. Like many subscription box companies that have come before it, the startup packaged together a bunch of fun ingredients each month and sent it to users as a "Tasting Box."
Jul 31, 2014

Tech Crunch: Hatchery Launches A Marketplace For Artisanal Food Makers owl.li/2L0gmK

Nordstrom Acquires Men’s Shopping Service Trunk Club

techcrunch.com — Personal styling service for men, Trunk Club, has been acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount. The five-year old Chicago-based startup offers a subscription-based service that's like having your own personal stylist on demand who picks out top designer labels for you and ships them to your home for free.
Jul 31, 2014

Nordstrom Acquires Men’s Shopping Service Trunk Club: ift.tt/1oQvvtz

The Trunk Club For Men: Never Shop For Clothes Again

techcrunch.com — Most men hate to shop. It takes way too much time, we are out of our element, and we end up getting really dorky clothes because we feel like not buying something is an admission of failure. Online shopping is better, but most of us would rather browse through cameras, Web phones, and computers than shirts and chinos (at least I would).
Jul 31, 2014

Nordstrom bought Trunk Club. They've come a long way since 2009 The Trunk Club For Men: Never Shop For Clothes Again techcrunch.com/2009/06/03/the…

RockYou Raises $10M In Debt As It Shifts To Buying And Monetizing Existing Games

techcrunch.com — RockYou, once known as a leading social games developer before hitting rough times and making multiple rounds of layoffs, has recently become focused on buying up existing web, social, and games. Today, the company is announcing that it has raised $10 million in debt from FastPay ( a firm offers loans to digital media companies) to continue funding those efforts.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @kazuomatsu: "Oh hey, RockYou is still around" —TechCrunch. Interesting… techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/roc… Oh hey, it's by @anthonyha ! pic.twitter.com/0FnyTR08Rt

Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

techcrunch.com — Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it's going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker..
Jul 31, 2014

Tech Crunch: Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion owl.li/2KZLVF

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

techcrunch.com — Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first company.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App tcrn.ch/1s6ANkJ by @jordanrcrook

Jul 31, 2014

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App wp.me/p1FaB8-4lXm

Reedsy Helps Indie Publishers Get Things Done

techcrunch.com — Self-publishing authors are the new Beanie Babies: everyone wants to grab them and cuddle with them/make money off of them. But what if you don't have the editorial chops, design talent, or artistic skills to make a pretty or readable book? Reedsy is there to help.

The One-Horse Race: Android Represented 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2

techcrunch.com — Another milestone for Google's Android in its relentless march for mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 - its highest ever proportion, according to Strategy Analytics. Google's win comes at a loss for everyone else, and interestingly for the smartphone market overall.
Jul 30, 2014

The One-Horse Race: 85% Of 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 Were Android tcrn.ch/1oNszhp Timely in light of EU antitrust stuff

Jul 30, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: The One-Horse Race: Android Represented 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 tcrn.ch/1oNszhp by @ingridlunden

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia

techcrunch.com — 85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can't afford data plans. So Facebook's accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search (through a surprising partnership).
Jul 31, 2014

Fb & Internet .org get to decide what apps are "basic" parts of web tcrn.ch/1psj9am Google Search is in, not Twitter. tip @techmeme

Jul 31, 2014

Altruism as a business model tcrn.ch/1psj9am Carriers give away Internet to drive upsells, Fb makes sure it's first thing people use

Jul 31, 2014

FB tells Google Search is included in the free data access on its Internet .org app but there's no formal partnership tcrn.ch/1psj9am

Jul 31, 2014

Internet․Org's App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia tcrn.ch/1psj9am More nations coming

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders

techcrunch.com — Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @fredericl: Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders bit.ly/1xBaQdR

Jul 30, 2014

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders bit.ly/1xBaQdR

Solving Optimal Health For Google[x] In North Carolina

techcrunch.com — Cannon Mills was a textile company that stood on the edge of the blue collar town of Kannapolis, North Carolina for over 100 years. The company employed more than 16,000 town residents at its height, but in 2003 Cannon Mills was forced to shut its doors forever, laying off about a tenth of the town's entire population, all in one day.
Jul 30, 2014

A blue-collar town becomes patient zero for Google's Baseline: Solving Optimal Health For Google[x] In North Carolina techcrunch.com/2014/07/30/sol…

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club

techcrunch.com — Snapchat's decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer doesn't look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging application may now be valued at $10 billion dollars, as it continues talking with investors, including Alibaba, about a new round of financing for its growing business.
Jul 30, 2014

Tech Crunch: Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club owl.li/2KWvpU

Jul 30, 2014

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club: ift.tt/1oL4kjR

FCC Questions Verizon’s Limits On Unlimited Data

techcrunch.com — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday grilled Verizon on its plans to slow down the data of the top 5 percent of 4G LTE unlimited users. For the past two and half years, Verizon has engaged in a process commonly known as throttling that slows down the data of the top 5 percent of the heaviest 3G data users.
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